WASHINGTON (Diya TV) – A number of Indian American and South Asian candidates achieved significant victories in this off-year election.

Neil Makhija: From ‘Impact’ to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Neil Makhija, a Democrat who was at the helm of Indian American Impact, won the Montgomery County Commissioner seat in Pennsylvania. He is now the first Indian-American to serve on a county’s board of commissioners, where he oversees the crucial board of elections in Montgomery County, preparing for the 2024 presidential and US Senate elections.

Kannan Srinivasan: A New Voice in Virginia State Legislature

Democrat Kannan Srinivasan secured a win in Virginia’s District 26.

Vin Gopal: A Third Term Triumph in New Jersey

In New Jersey, incumbent Democratic state senator Vin Gopal smoothly secured his third term, winning with nearly 60% of the vote. 

Priya Tamilarasan: Focusing on Development in Gahanna, Ohio

The Gahanna city attorney race in Ohio witnessed Priya Tamilarasan’s victory with 53% of the vote.

Suhas Subramanyam: Winning the Virginia State Senate Election

Suhas Subramanyam, a Democratic delegate from Virginia’s 87th district, triumphed in the Virginia State Senate election for District 32.

Balvir Singh: A Stronghold on County Commissioner Seat

In New Jersey, Democrat Balvir Singh, Burlington County’s first Asian American countywide elected official, retained his county commissioner seat.

Seema Dixit: Fairfax County School Board representing the Sully District

Seema Dixit was poised to secure the Sully District seat in Fairfax County, Virginia, focusing on addressing opportunity gaps and learning loss in her community.

Nina Ahmad: First South Asian on the Philadelphia City Council

Nina Ahmad will become the first South Asian member and the first immigrant in recent memory to serve on the Philadelphia City Council.

Rishi Bagga: Florida attorney falls short

Rishi Bagga faced a setback, losing to businessman Tom Keen for Florida’s House District 35 seat. Keen narrowly beat Bagga last year before losing to GOP incumbent Fred Hawkins. Bagga is the former President of the South Asian Bar Association.